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Female pilots who broke through more than glass ceilings

Thérèse Peltier, Raymonde de Laroche, Ruth Law, Amelia Earhart, Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, Hélène Dutrieu… Quite a few female pilots have not only broken through those metaphorical "glass ceilings" but have reached the sky! And with 8 March, International Women's Day, just a few weeks away, we want to refresh your memory about some of the names that made aviation history.

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Is flying safe in the coronavirus era?

According to a study conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the answer is clear: YES, IT IS! They base their conclusions mainly on the low number of in-flight coronavirus transmission cases detected (44 cases in the whole of 2020 out of a total of 1.2 billion passengers, most of them occurring before face masks were compulsory). We’re going to tell you why these figures are so low.

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What kind of traveller are you?

Are you one of those people who needs to have everything under control? Or one of those who never lets go of the selfie stick, not even when you go to bed? Or maybe you like to disconnect and switch to "airplane mode" when you travel. If you don't recognise yourself on the list below, you'll no doubt recognise some of your fellow travellers.

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Why we shouldn't print off our plane tickets

Did you know that the amount of paper consumed per person per year is 170 kg? That's 340 sheets of A4 paper! Almost one per day. Bearing in mind that nowadays we can store almost any document on our mobile phones (which, by the way, we always carry around with us), why don't we change our habits?

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